Filming & Photography

Filming & Photography

Note: The usage of drones for filming and photography within Airport vicinity requires a CAA permit. Please click here for more information.

Photo / Video Shooting @ Colombo International Airport-Ratmalana

Colombo International Airport-Ratmalana (CIAR) offers excellent opportunities for Video shooting and Photography at its terminal and the airside. CIAR has astounding architecture, different backgrounds, surfaces, and aviation-related locations which provide a perfect backdrop for photography, filming and video shoots.

Built-in 1935, the airport features both a Terminal and Control Tower. Its colonial architecture adds a slight vintage feel that would look fantastic in sepia tones. Leading up to the entrance is a picturesquely landscaped garden that could add intriguing elements to your photoshoots.

For those who are especially fond of travel and aviation, this is your ideal location.

Let the whimsy of travel inspire you for a creative shoot that is unlike any other. You are welcome to make us a part of your creation.

Here are a few steps to help obtain necessary permissions to shoot a Film / Web series / Documentaries/ or any other photo/video shootings at the Delhi airport:

1. Interested Party(s) (Video/ film shoot agency) may approach Colombo International Airport requesting for video/film shoot

2. Interested Party(s) have to take the permission and make a request to Colombo International Airport-Ratmalana along with details of the shoot (by an email

Details required are; synopsis of the shoot, date, time, location, crew member’s details (name and ID numbers) and other requirements if any.

Contact: +94 112623030, +94774266386 (call/ WhatsApp), and +94772130912 (Terminal Superintendent Duty Mobile) for videography/photography permissions and more information